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Thumbs up Bad, Boorish, Bitchin' Becker should STOP criticizing Sharapova's grunt!

Few would argue that Boris Becker had the tendency to find outside excuses for his losses. I wonder if you have ever heard of the German's tactic of bumping into his opponent during changeover? Or whether you noticed the "cough" that he used to have that would surface during difficult points. Just wondering.

He was a pretty good player but he's never going to go down as a particularly good sport, even in tennis.
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Re: Bad, Boorish, Bitchin' Becker should STOP criticizing Sharapova's grunt!

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Few would argue that Boris Becker had the tendency to find outside excuses for his losses. I wonder if you have ever heard of the German's tactic of bumping into his opponent during changeover? Or whether you noticed the "cough" that he used to have that would surface during difficult points. Just wondering.

He was a pretty good player but he's never going to go down as a particularly good sport, even in tennis.
sure Sharapova will go down as the fairest of them all...NO.

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Few would argue that Boris Becker had the tendency to find outside excuses for his losses. I wonder if you have ever heard of the German's tactic of bumping into his opponent during changeover? Or whether you noticed the "cough" that he used to have that would surface during difficult points. Just wondering.

He was a pretty good player but he's never going to go down as a particularly good sport, even in tennis.
This is so old....
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Re: Bad, Boorish, Bitchin' Becker should STOP criticizing Sharapova's grunt!

He is one of many to criticize her grunt. No one can deny the fact that her grunt or shall I say scream is loud. I know that many of you on this forum play tennis. We may not be professionals but a lot of us can play really well. But could you imagine even on the lower levels playing someone who screamed on every point. We laugh at people who do that and so far we have only come across on guy who does it and he is the one that we laugh at. It is just annoying and it is hard to concentrate during important points when someone is screaming constantly.

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Re: Bad, Boorish, Bitchin' Becker should STOP criticizing Sharapova's grunt!

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sure Sharapova will go down as the fairest of them all...NO.
lol never EVER heard a commentator say something about maria being unfair

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He is one of many to criticize her grunt. No one can deny the fact that her grunt or shall I say scream is loud. I know that many of you on this forum play tennis. We may not be professionals but a lot of us can play really well. But could you imagine even on the lower levels playing someone who screamed on every point. We laugh at people who do that and so far we have only come across on guy who does it and he is the one that we laugh at. It is just annoying and it is hard to concentrate during important points when someone is screaming constantly.
exactly it's really awful. I agree with some other that grunting is not the only way of being obnoxious/annoying, i.e. Navratilova-Mandlikova? US Open final, Navratilova was acting like a pure BITCH with mannerism and like 2 minutes of bitching and crying and self-deprecating after every point like her life depended on it. That behavior was totally classless and she should have been thrown out of the court by any reasonable umpire.

Thank God the days of those drama queens are gone but now we have Sharapovas and Azarenkas exploiting the game in their own ways. And it is NOT fair.

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lol never EVER heard a commentator say something about maria being unfair
Sharapova-Schnyder RG 2007... IIRC something unfair happened

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Re: Bad, Boorish, Bitchin' Becker should STOP criticizing Sharapova's grunt!

Boris is just mad that he hasn't gotten to bang Masha in that famous restaurant cloakroom.
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Re: Bad, Boorish, Bitchin' Becker should STOP criticizing Sharapova's grunt!

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Sharapova-Schnyder RG 2007... IIRC something unfair happened
I'm sick of references to this incident - it was clearly on video that while Maria was serving Patty did not raise her hand UNTIL THE BALL FLEW PAST HER! Maria did absolutely nothing wrong and this was quickly proven. Typical that posters like you bring this up in a losing effort to present Maria as "unfair".

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Re: Bad, Boorish, Bitchin' Becker should STOP criticizing Sharapova's grunt!

Here's the video to prove it:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QbLx2...eature=related

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